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Fri 11/19, 2010, 7:30pm
Who Will Control the Internet?
Most people connect the Internet Age with unprecedented freedom in communications and culture. But Columbia Professor Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch, says every once-free-and-open technology, from telephone to cable TV, arrived on a similar wave of idealistic optimism but in time was centralized and closed, profoundly affecting how Americans communicate. Against the current debate in Washington over Net Neutrality, could history repeat itself, with a giant entity taking control of our access to information?
Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life, with University Book Store. Series media sponsorship provided by Publicola. Series supported by The Boeing Company Charitable Trust and the RealNetworks Foundation.